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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Abstract of Will of William Rodman Dated Oct. 28, 1782

I have transcribed 17th, 18th and early 19th century wills and abstracts of wills of residents of Pelham of which I have become aware. I recently prepared an index to those materials and subsequently have located other such materials that I have posted. See:

Thursday, March 29, 2007: Index to Transcripts of Wills and Abstracts of Wills Prepared by Early Pelham Residents.

Friday, October 5, 2007: Abstract of 1770 Will of Duncan Campble of Minefords Island in Pelham

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes the abstract of the will of William Rodman dated October 28, 1782. Interestingly, the will was disallowed on July 18, 1793. The abstract appears below, followed by a citation to its source.

"WILLIAM RODMAN, of Pelham Manor, farmer; Oct. 28, 1782; devised to brother Joseph Rodman part of Hart Island in lieu of debts and demands; to brogther Samuel Rodman the other quarter part; to wife Leah use of farm in Pelham for seven years, then to brother Joseph Rodman, he to pay wife; mentioned nephew John Bertine, son of sister Mary Bertine, dec'd., under 21; nephew Samuel Bartine; niece Sarah Bartine; after death of brother Joseph Rodman, all farm to two nephews William and John Rodman, his sons; cousin William Rodman, son of Joseph Rodman, dec'd., the small race saddle and furniture I had from his father [etc.]. Executors, friends John Bartow, Junr., Theodosius Bartow and Benjamin Pell. Wit., Theodosius Bartow, Joseph Mullinex, William Landrine. Probated July 18, 1793. Appeared Theodosius Bartow of New Rochelle, and declared that the will was placed in his custody, and that at the time the will was written by him, the sd. William Rodman had no issue and further declared that about three or four years later was summoned to write another will; that he then had no issue; but, some time after had a daughter who is still living; that he had carried the second will away with him and failed to make a third will; the first will found and herewith recorded; that about a year last wenter the sd. William Rodman, dec'd. Will disallowed, July 18, 1793."

Source: Bristol, Theresa Hall, ed., Abstracts of Wills Recorded at White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y., Subsequent to May 1, 1787 in The New York Genealogical and Bigraphical Record, Vol. LV, No. 3, pp. 262, 268 (NY, NY: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Jul. 1924)(citing Liber B).

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